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Main Title Counterfactuals and causal inference : methods and principles for social research /
Author Morgan, Stephen L.
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Winship, Christopher.
Publisher Cambridge University Press,
Year Published 2007
OCLC Number 78063574
ISBN 9780521856157; 0521856159; 9780521671934; 0521671930
Subjects Social sciences--Research ; Social sciences--Methodology ; Causation ; Sociaal-wetenschappelijk onderzoek ; Causaliteit ; Methode--(DE-588)4038971-6 ; Sozialwissenschaften--(DE-588)4055916-6 ; Inferãencia estatística ; Causalidade ; Metodologia da pesquisa ; Causalité ; Sciences sociales--Recherche ; Sciences sociales--Méthodologie ; Inferãencia estatâistica ; Causalitâe ; Sciences sociales--Mâethodologie
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ESBM  H62.M646 2007 CPHEA/PESD Library/Corvallis,OR 03/04/2013 STATUS
Collation xiii, 319 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-316) and index.
Contents Notes
Part I. Counterfactual Causality and Empirical Research in the Social Sciences -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The counterfactual model; Part II. Estimating Causal Effects by Conditioning -- 3. Causal graphs, identification, and models of causal exposure -- 4. Matching estimators of causal effects -- 5. Regression estimators of causal effects -- Part III. Estimating Causal Effects When Simple Conditioning is Ineffective -- 6. Identification in the absence of a complete model of causal exposure -- 7. Natural experiments and instrumental variables -- 8. Mechanisms and causal explanation -- 9. Repeated observations and the estimation of causal effects -- Part IV. Conclusions -- 10. Counterfactual causality and future empirical research in the social sciences. "In this book, the counterfactual model of causality for observational data analysis is presented, and methods for causal effect estimation are demonstrated using examples from sociology, political science, and economics."--Jacket.